Post-Traumatic Growth: Can You Find Happiness After a Horrible Event?

Learn how to achieve post traumatic growth and how to foster post traumatic growth and resilience.

​Have you ever witnessed an event so devastating that it shocked the very core of your personality? Or perhaps you’ve heard about the struggles of those who’ve been through trauma. Despite getting past a traumatic event, some people never really manage to recover completely. Fortunately, there is a way to overcome trauma and find happiness … Read more

Feeling Alone: Why Does Loneliness Hurt So Bad? (and How to Deal With Feelings of Self-Isolation)

Learn about social isolation symptoms and why you are not alone in feeling lonely or feeling alone in a relationship.

Do you feel alone, even when you are surrounded by people? You are not alone in feeling lonely. According to a study from the loneliness experts at the University of Chicago, over half of all Americans feel lonely. That is a lot of loneliness out there. Many people feel alone. So what causes those feelings … Read more

6 Life-Changing Methods to Not Feel Lonely All the Time

If you feel isolated and simply don’t know how to not feel lonely, this article is for you.

Loneliness sucks! Being lonely means feeling isolated and apart from the people around you. Even those with many “friends” are subject to loneliness if they feel the value of those connections is superficial. Almost everybody will feel lonely from time to time. But we typically cycle in and out of the feeling of as life … Read more

How to Stop Rumination: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking and Accomplish more

Overthinking is evil. Like the whispers of a devil, it pretends to help while just making the situation worse. Overthinking leads to rumination. Rumination leads to action paralysis.

Want to learn how to stop rumination?

Unfortunately, the cure for overthinking is as complex as the cause.

But follow these 7 steps and you can slowly but surely rid yourself of the poison known as overthinking and rumination.

Sidebar: One of the simplest ways to reduce rumination is to declutter your mind. This book can help you make that happen.

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Goal Setting Theory

If you want to succeed at anything significant in life, setting goals is essential. Goals are the roadmaps of our lives. They tell us where we are going. They give us a path to get there and may even point out the danger that lays ahead. Goals can even act as the “fuel” that powers … Read more

Goal Setting Research

There is impressive science behind the theory of goal setting. This post is a sampling of the research on goal setting, in chronological order. This goal setting research list contains most of the high points on our understanding of the importance of goal setting found by scientists, psychologists and other researchers over the past 40+ … Read more

Performance or Mastery?

Performance or mastery? A simple change in perspective can be the difference between success and failure. Do you think of your goal in terms of doing better than others, or in terms of learning? The thought of doing better than others can be exciting and motivating. But the thought of doing worse can be unsettling. … Read more

Direct Brain Stimulation, a Billion Dollar Invention? Not Yet.

Every single feeling of perception – of touch, of smell, of color – can be traced back to a particular set of neurons.

Stimulate those neurons directly and a person’s perception of reality can be controlled.

In the 1940s, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield experimented with the brains of his patients. He sent mild electric shocks to their somatosensory cortex.

As a result, they felt as if their body was being touched even when it wasn't. A shock to one area, a feeling of their arm being pushed, a shock to another and a feeling of their upper lip being nipped.

Science fiction takes brain stimulation technology to its extreme – fully immersive virtual reality. Want the user to feel as if he's actually boxing, not just waving his hands in the air? Sense his arm and body movements. Then stimulate the neurons responsible for his fist and arm when he gives a hit and the neurons responsible for his head and nose when he takes one.

But why limit direct stimulation of the brain to physical perception?

Stimulate the brain’s happiness centers and BAM – you’ve got happiness on demand.

You can purchase a direct brain stimulation device online, plunk it on your head, pick a brain region, get zapping, and enhance your mood, memory, and attention.

You can spend 25 years working hard in order to make your life perfect and finally get those happiness neurons firing as much as you want, or just maybe, you can use tDCS for 25 days.

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